Leaders must “work on their business” and not “for their business.”

7 Incomes Podcast

Recently, Donna Ennis, Atlanta MBDA Business Centers’ Project Director joined Gavin Ireland, the host of 7 Incomes podcast, to discuss her industry knowledge and experience with minority owned businesses. 7 Incomes is a podcast dedicated to honest conversations with current business leaders and major industry players. Dedicated to helping all business owners develop their own success stories, 7 Incomes offers honest, behind-the-scenes information and advice to help all business leaders make the most of their industry.

In this episode, Donna updates Gavin on the newest opportunities for the Atlanta MBDA Centers including the initial stages of a new Southeastern Innovation Hub developing in partnership with Morehouse College’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center as well as Preneurology Global. Donna and Gavin discuss current business trends and struggles such as gaining access to capital and developing company leadership. Offering her own advice from years of work with independent business owners, Donna explains to Gavin that one necessity for developing a business is for leaders to “work on their business” and not “for their business.”

Make sure to check out Donna’s episode of 7 Incomes as well as the rest of the episodes for great conversations in developing your own business strategies.

The Atlanta MBDA Centers to Appear on Seven Incomes Podcast

Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F.  and the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center and Business Center Director, will appear on the Seven Incomes podcast to advocate for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and discuss ways to launch a scalable, minority-owned small business and how to create jobs in underserved communities. 

The goal of the Seven Incomes podcast, launched by Gavin Ireland, CEO of Georgia Green Energy Services, is to interview prime contractors, business owners, organizational leaders, contractor officers, and executives to discuss the importance of expertise and niche, small businesses, diversity, innovation and the current and future state of the American economy.  

This podcast takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at wealth creation with the CEOs, thought leaders, and the movers and shakers in the MBE community. Gavin Ireland takes you on an in-depth and candid discussion about the successes and failures in business.

Donna Ennis will appear on the Seven Incomes podcast on October 30, 2020, to discuss opportunities available to small business owners in this day and age, and ways to optimize your pivot strategy while avoiding too much disruption.

“This is our opportunity to speak to a new audience. Many small businesses are searching for ways to enhance the retail shopping experience while competing with larger companies like eBay and Amazon during this day and age, said Donna Ennis. The Atlanta MBDA Centers are positioned to be a foundational resource for businesses searching to scale and compete with large businesses, Ennis added.”

Gavin Ireland, CEO of Georgia Green Energy Services, launched the Seven Incomes Podcast to highlight thriving small to large businesses and to create an inspirational and thought-provoking conversation that brings awareness to the MBE community.

The Georgia Green Energy Services are one of the MBE small businesses in the Atlanta MBDA Centers client network. The Atlanta MBDA Centers has provided this organization with the technical assistance and a vetted client network of MBE businesses that contribute to the impact and jobs created in the Atlanta community and surrounding areas.

To learn more about Georgia Green Energy Services and to follow the Seven Income Podcast Series, visit https://anchor.fm/7incomes  .

About the Atlanta MBDA Centers
As part of a national network of 30 centers, the Atlanta MBDA Business and Advanced Manufacturing Centers help Minority Business Enterprises access capital, increase profitability, and scale their businesses. Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA, the Atlanta MBDA Centers are part of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based program of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development. To learn more, please visit mbdabusinesscenter-atlanta.org.